The export price of Chinese ginger is rather high this year because of the rising shipping cost and the rising cost price of raw material. The export price of Chinese ginger destined for the European market is now around 2,200-2,300 USD per ton. That is about 30% higher than around this time last year. The volume of Chinese ginger export to the European market has been lower in 2021 so far compared to the same period in 2020 or 2019. The purchase volume of European clients has picked up somewhat since late April, but is still smaller than in the same period in previous years.
"The rising shipping cost and the shortage of shipping containers is not as serious as before. The shipping price even dropped for a few weeks in March, but then started to rise again. That is mainly because the pandemic reduces efficiency in the global shipping industry. Fewer shipping containers are returned to China. This shortage is most severely felt in the export from China to North America and Europe." This is according to Jim of Qingdao Dawei Tianyuan Foodstuff Co., Ltd.
Jim said, "the market price of ginger from Peru and Brazil has a growing impact on Chinese ginger export. The ginger production volumes in Peru and Brazil are expanding and their prices are lower than the price of Chinese ginger. Their impact is strongest in the European market."
The higher export price of Chinese ginger reduced the export volume this year. Overseas markets still struggle with the outbreak of Covid-19 and the shipping cost is still rising. That is why market predictions for 2021 are not too optimistic.
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